Clinton Jones (American football)
|Date of birth||May 24, 1945|
|Place of birth||Cleveland, Ohio|
|NFL draft||1967 / Round: 1 / Pick 2|
|1973||San Diego Chargers|
After his graduation from Cathedral Latin School in Cleveland, Ohio, Jones spent his college years at Michigan State University. He finished sixth in voting for the 1966 Heisman Award, the Michigan State Spartans second year in a row as national champions.
- 1964: 72 carries for 350 yards and 1 TD. 1 catch for 15 yards and 1 TD.
- 1965: 185 carries for 900 yards and 10 TD. 27 catches for 314 yards and 2 TD.
- 1966: 159 carries for 784 yards and 6 TD. 6 catches for 85 yards.
Jones was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1967 NFL Draft. The pick used to draft Jones was one received by the Vikings from the New York Giants in exchange for the quarterback Fran Tarkenton.
Jones spent six seasons, 1967 to 1972, with Minnesota before moving on to the San Diego Chargers for one last season in 1973.
Clint Jones is a member of The Pigskin Club Of Washington, D.C. and National Intercollegiate All-American Football Players Honor Roll.
On January 9, 2015 Jones was named to the College Football Hall Of Fame.
His professional career highs were:
- 675 yards 1971
- 180 carries 1971
- 9 touchdowns 1970
- Clint Jones career statistics provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com.
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